Eighteen Visions, Knocked Loose, Etc. To Serve As Support At Vanna’s Farewell Show

Vanna have confirmed the supporting acts for their final show, which is set to take place on December 15 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. The following artists will perform: Eighteen Visions, Knocked Loose, Bad Rabbits, Like Pacific, Kublai Khan, Lions Lions, Old Wounds, Sharptooth, and Roseview.

Vanna said the following:

“Words can’t begin to express what you have all done for us. In keeping with always sharing ourselves with you, we now turn to you to share one last time with us. Let’s make this tour a celebration of every moment and memory as well as make a bunch of new ones with some amazing friends and bands.

Come sing your hearts out and inevitably cry your eyes out with us as we leave a little piece of Vanna on every stage. This isn’t goodbye forever — it’s just a ‘We’ll see you around.’ Our music will be here whenever you need it; we truly love you and we will miss you all. But remember, all good things must come to an end, but all good things can begin again.

—Viva Vanna“

Watch Footage Of Warbeast Performing With Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) & More At Their Farewell Show

Warbeast played their final show at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, TX on July 14, and were joined by guest vocalists Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), actor Edwin Neal, and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch). You can see some footage from the concert below. The band are retiring as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis, and their final album “Enter The Arena” will be available on August 4.


HIM Announce North American Leg Of Farewell Tour

HIM have announced the North American leg of their farewell tour. You can see the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

10/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Vanburen
10/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/26 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/29 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/02 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
11/03 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
11/06 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
11/07 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/09 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
11/10 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/11 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/13 Toronto, ON – Rebel
11/15 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/17 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) & More To Sing For Warbeast At Their Farewell Show

Warbeast have revealed that Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), actor Edwin Neal, and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch) will handle vocal duties during their farewell show at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, TX on July 14. This news comes after Bruce Corbitt recently played his final show with the band due to his esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Corbitt commented:

“For our FINAL Warbeast Show ever… we are ecstatic that our lifelong friend, brother, label owner and producer Philip Anselmo will be singing the bulk of the Warbeast songs that night. It was a no-brainer when it came to who I wanted to be on that stage with my bandmates in my place that night during our final set ever.

Since I can’t do it… I still wanted this band to have the best possible ending. Luckily he’s happily agreed to come to Texas and send this band out with a bang.

It was Philip that gave this band life… and it will be a treat for our fans to witness a true metal legend sing both old and brand new Warbeast songs. This is what I call an appropriate perfect ending for this band… considering the unfortunate circumstances we’ve been dealt. I love you like a brother Philip!!!

Also, Warbeast plans to premiere our new music video for our song “Hitchhiker” that night. The song is obviously based on Edwin Neal’s character from Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Ed will also be appearing in this new music video too. Much to my surprise… Ed told me that wanted to sing this song about his alter-ego for me that night. That is just too damn cool… so I obviously said, “HELL YES!!”

Even Philip thought this was like coming full-circle for me… pointing out how Rigor Mortis and our crew was kind of like our own TCM family back in the 80s. We were even promoted by Capitol Records as the Texas Chain Saw Massacre of Metal. Now here we are 30 years later and Ed is going to be singing with one of my bands. I’m freaking out on this too!

It also made perfect sense for us to include the man that is the reason Warbeast even exists in the first place. 11 years ago we put together Texas Metal Alliance to help Wayne after his near-fatal motorcycle accident. The band eventually evolved into Warbeast… and the rest is history. So we wanted Wayne to be part of this… and he’s going to sing a classic old Warbeast song and also a one of the new ones. His new killer band Life Of Scars is also playing that night as well. Thanks Wayne for everything brother!!

Another cool thing is that everyone attending this show will be able to buy our new Warbeast album “Enter The Arena” three weeks before it’s released everywhere else!! The actual street release date is early August… so if you want it early… you need to be at this show!!

Finally…. many of my close friends involved in putting all of this together have insisted that this show will also be a benefit show to help me and my Wife Jeanna Corbitt. Our gratefulness for this gracious gesture can’t be put into words. We are again shocked at the love and support we are receiving during this hard time in our lives. We’ve been told that the $10 admission will all go towards our medical bills in my fight to beat cancer. UNBELIEVABLE!!

So all of that right there will make this one of the biggest nights of the year for our D/FW Metal Family!”

Purson Say Goodbye With “Chocolate Money” Single

Purson, who recently disbanded, decided to leave fans with one last single titled “Chocolate Money.” You can stream that via Spotify.

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Rosalie Cunningham commented:

“‘Chocolate Money‘ is a snapshot of the ostentatious decadence of the ’70s. The mythical rock star character with his double-entendre and self-centred hedonism. The industry has become a very different world since then, which is something I will expand on lyrically with my next album. It has inspired my desire to go back to basics and remember what music is supposed to be about.”

“The past five years have been an unforgettable whirlwind, for which I have to thank our wonderful fans around the world, the band and all the people who have contributed to Purson’s success over the years. Their support has been overwhelming, but the Purson framework has gone as far as it could go, and now it’s simply time to move on. I feel strongly drawn to a more DIY approach to my career in music, and look forward to the freedom to explore many avenues as a solo artist.”

Affiance Announce Dates For “Say Goodbye-ance” Farewell Tour With Sirens & Sailors And Convictions

Affiance have revealed the dates for their “Say Goodbye-ance” farewell tour. Sirens & Sailors and Convictions will serve as support in select dates.

Tour Dates:

04/20 Buffalo, NY – Studio – Waiting Room (with Sirens & Sailors)
04/21 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft (with Sirens & Sailors)
04/22 Worcester, MA – New England Metal Fest
04/23 New York, NY – Saint Vitus (with Sirens & Sailors)
04/24 Trenton, NJ – The Backstage (with Sirens & Sailors)
04/25 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery (with Sirens & Sailors)
04/26 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 (with Sirens & Sailors)
04/27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (with Sirens & Sailors)
04/28 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero (with Sirens & Sailors)
04/30 Tallahassee, FL – 926 Bar (with Sirens & Sailors)
05/01 Orlando, FL – Backbooth (with Sirens & Sailors)
05/04 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall (with Sirens & Sailors)
05/09 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock (with Convictions)
05/10 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (with Convictions)
05/11 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky (with Convictions)
05/14 Portland, OR – Analog Theater (with Convictions)
05/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock (with Convictions)
05/18 Denver, CO – Marquis (with Convictions)
05/21 Chicago, IL – The Wire (with Convictions)
05/23 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre (with Convictions)
05/24 Detroit, MI – The Ritz (with Convictions)

HIM To Call It Quits, Announce Farewell Tour

HIM have revealed that they will be breaking up following an upcoming farewell tour. The dates can be found below.

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The following statement was issued:

Following a long radio silence, Finnish rock giants HIM have announced a farewell tour, closing the final chapter on their 26 year career.

“After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you.” Says frontman Ville Valo

Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström and bassist Mikko “Migé” Paananen, HIM truly stand out as one of the rock world’s most unique acts. Beautifully blending metal, goth and hard rock with deep, thoughtful and moving lyrics, HIM offered the world a new take on the metal genre, which became known as Love Metal (also the title of their fourth album).

Over the course of eight studio albums, HIM captured the hearts and minds of fans across the globe, drawn by their irresistible and inimitable style. Under the banner of their Heartagram logo – a potent symbol encapsulating the juxtaposition of the light and dark, the fierce and forlorn, and the evil and love found in their music – HIM filled venues and crashed charts the world over, collecting numerous awards, gracing countless magazine covers and becoming the first Finnish act to achieve Gold status in the USA.

Now, four years after the release of their last studio album ‘Tears On Tape’, HIM are saying farewell, taking in 14 countries across 35 shows for their final goodbye.

“At the end of 2017 we will be released into the wild.” Says bassist Mige. “Before this event of great transformation we would love to offer you one last chance to experience our live performances in His Majesty’s service. It shall not be a weepfest but a celebration of love metal in all its lovecraftian glory! See you there!”

Ville Valo (voc)
Mige (bass)
Linde (gtr)
Burton (kb)
Kosmo (dr)

Tour Dates:

06/14 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
06/15 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
06/16 Santander, SPA – Sala Escenrio
06/17 Porto, POR – Hard CLub
07/01 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Festival
07/13 Tuuri, FIN – Milkoonarock
11/24-25 St. Petersburg, RUS – DK Lensoveta
11/26 Moscow, RUS – Club Stadioum Live
11/28 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
11/29 Hamburg, GER – Docks
12/01 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
12/02 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
12/04 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
12/05 Munchen, GER – Tonhalle
12/06 Zurich, SWI – X-Tra
12/07 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
12/08 Koln, GER – Palladium
12/09 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUZE – Rockhal
12/11 Amsterdam, NET – Paradiso
12/12 Tilburg, NET – 013
12/14 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
12/15 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
12/16 Manchester, UK – Academy
12/17 London, UK – Roundhouse

U.S. and Finnish dates TBA.